Archives of Planting

Planting wildflower plugs at the Ladd Arboretum

Planting for diversity

Saturday was cool and wet, but a truckload of plants awaited, so our tough band of volunteers got to work with shovels and trowels. ...
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Volunteers & crew after planting at the Ladd Arboretum

Pitching in on Chicago River Day

Another section of the channel banks was transformed on Saturday as the community came together to plant native trees and shrubs in front of the Ecology Center....
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Mayapples after rain

Mayapple season

On Earth Day, celebrated by the City of Evanston on April 21, a group from Dewey Elementary joined TreeKeepers and other volunteers in mulching trees and planting wildflowers in the Ladd Arboretum....
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Seeding under snow

Under the snow

As snow fell earlier this week, we were finishing the final step in this season’s planting: scattering a mix of seeds in bare patches along the channel banks in the Ladd Arboretum and around the Twiggs Park overlook. It was too dark to take a p...
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Civic Center Garden September sunflowers

For the birds

Fall migration is winding down, and our planting sites along the North Shore Channel look raw. But if all goes well, by next fall, migrating birds will find an even more welcoming stopover place here in Evanston as they pass through on their way sout...
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Y.O.U. group after Harbert planting

Planting the sun and the moon

“I love getting dirty!” Just what we like to hear when a group of young people come out to work on the channel project. Armed with trowels and abundant energy, a Y.O.U. afterschool group from Edison Elementary joined us Thursday to plant ...
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Planting at the Ladd Arboretum

A perfect day for planting

Community members came out today to  help plant wildflowers and grasses in the Ladd Arboretum’s new sun garden. The planting was part of Evanston’s local Oaktober celebration, held each year to raise awareness of the importance of oaks a...
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Planting Twiggs overlook with YOU

Working with Y.O.U. at Twiggs Park

Over the summer, volunteers cleared the area around the Twiggs Park overlook, and yesterday city staff planted more than 40 shrubs and trees. Today, a group from Y.O.U. (Youth and Opportunity United) joined the older volunteers to plant flowers and g...
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Oaktober logo from Chicago Region Trees Initiative

A time to plant: Oaktober at the Ladd Arboretum

We will be celebrating Oak Awareness Month on Saturday, October 7, at the Evanston Ecology Center’s third annual Oaktober Festival. “Oaktober” is a statewide effort to raise awareness of the value of the region’s native oak ec...
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Teamwork - Sheila and Tom raking mulch in the arboretum

How you can get involved this fall

Everyone is welcome to join the City of Evanston’s North Shore Channel Habitat Project as we create, restore, and care for bird habitat along the channel and in the demonstration garden in front of the Civic Center. A great way to get involved ...
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